Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pot Roast Milano

A repost from my other blog.
I had a yummy-looking picture but it was somehow deleted from my camera before I could download it onto my computer, so you will have to use your vivid imagination for this one.

Chuck roasts were on sale for $1.88 per pound this past week, which is unheard of these days around here, so I bought three of them. I've been making this recipe since my girls were small and it's a favorite. I almost always have all the ingredients (except the meat) on-hand so I rarely have to plan this meal.

Pot Roast Milano

2 tablespoons oil
3 to 4-lb pot roast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt, if desired
1/2 teaspoon basil leaves or Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup Burgundy or dry red wine (I used beef broth)
8-oz. can (1 cup) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup water

In large skillet or Dutch oven, brown meat in hot oil. Combine salt, celery seed, basil, pepper, onion, garlic, wine (or broth) and tomato sauce; add to meat. Simmer covered 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until tender. Remove meat to platter. Combine flour and water; stir into liquid in pan. Heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. If necessary, thin with additional water. Spoon sauce over pot roast. Serve with spaghetti, buttered noodles, or mashed potatoes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Mom said...

$1.88 pound WOW! I've never tried pot roast with tom sauce, spaghetti or noodles, I always use mushroom soup then put pots, carrots and onion and water and let it cook then thicken juices. It's Mike's favorite meal with spaghetti as a second, men and their meat. He would probably really like it with the tome sauce and spaghetti.

DarcyLee said...

Mom-I haven't found a pot roast for that price since, of course, but we do love a good pot roast, whether it's this new way or the way you always made it while we were growing up. This new recipe gives the pot roast a whole new flavor with a mix of the beef juices and tomato sauce which is not heavy like spaghetti sauce. Its one of our favs.

Sheila said...

I would love to be able to buy a roast for that price per pound! What a deal. This recipe sounds really good. I'm copying it for the next time I find a good price on roasts. Thanks for sharing. Take care.